Google maps made an important change and you probably haven't noticed

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Sunday 03 July 2016 13:00
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Picture: Google Maps

Google Maps has become a feast for the eyes.

The images on Maps have become sharper due to a new processing technique and brand new pictures from Nasa's Landsat 8 satellite.

Launched in 2014, the Landsat 8 captures images with more detail, at a much higher frequency than before, as well brighter, more vibrant colours

Picture: Google Maps, London UK
Picture: Google Maps, Argentina

Mining data from over 700 trillion individual pixels, the processing is able to prevent clouds from obscuring the image

Picture: Google Maps, Australia

The results are quite beautiful

Picture: Google Maps, Japan
Picture: Google Maps, Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan
Picture: Google Maps, Nevada, US

H/T Google Blog

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